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Essay | The Loss of Finny's Flow in "A Separate Peace"

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The Loss of Finny's Flow in "A Separate Peace"

Summary: In "A Separate Peace" by John Knowles, Finny's "flow" is interrupted due to the parallel between the metaphorical and the medical explanations of his death.
"Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress."

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Even one of the most brilliant and celebrated men of America's history understands the importance of flow. When a barrier is created that blocks the course of a natural occurrence, there are catastrophic results. In John Knowles' novel, A Separate Peace, Gene, an introverted intellectual is best friends with Finny, an outgoing, handsome athlete. Throughout the story, Finny displays a natural flow which allows him to easily glide through life. However, while up in a tree, Gene jounces the limb that Finny is standing on causing him to fall and break his leg. Finny had almost fully recovered when Gene indirectly causes him to clumsily tumble down...

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